I am a full-time PhD researcher who joined the OU in 2018, as the recipient of the Rachael Webb Studentship. I entered higher education as a mature student in 2010, studying BSc in Applied Psychology at Durham University. Since then I have completed a PGCE in Adult Learning, and a MSc in Clinical & Forensic Psychology at Newcastle University. I have previous professional experience as a psychology teacher for SEN students, and as a Specialist Study Skills Tutor for undergraduates. I am a graduate member of the British Psychological Society, with additional membership to the Political Psychologists and Academics, Researchers, and Teachers divisions.
I am a political psychologist whose current research involves the exploration of consensus/dissensus among the UK's public decision-making on Europe and beyond. This research is Dialogical is its epistemological assumptions, with a specific focus on the Dialogical Self, I-positions, and Common-sense Knowledge during discursive engagements. Previous studies have involved researching moral foundations and social identity theory within the context of prosocial behaviour and coalition-willingness respectively.